Polack: Kotoko should maintain current technical team

Author: Beatrice Laryea
Steve Polack

Steve Polack, former head coach of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, has urged management of the club to maintain the current technical team, led by Charles Akonnor despite their elimination from the 2019 CAF Confederation Cup.

According to him, the Akonnor-led technical handlers have gained enormous experience from the competition which will help them work on their mistakes and build cohesion in the team.

For him, Kotoko can build a solid team for future tournaments by keeping the technical staff and some core players of the team.

"I wasn’t surprised Kotoko got into the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup because it is a big club and I’m happy for them because it wasn’t an easy task.

The start wasn’t the best because in competitions like this, you need to win all your home matches and try to secure some points away from home but things didn’t work out well for Kotoko.

"They must prepare for future competitions but should try to keep the same players and technical team to build cohesion in the team and also learn from their mistakes on and off the pitch," he told Kumasi-based ASHH FM on Thursday.

The Ghanaians crashed out of the CAF Confederation Cup at the group stage after losing 2:1 to ZESCO United in their final Group C game in Ndola, Zambia.

Polack led Kotoko to win 3-1 against rivals Accra Hearts of Oak in the final of the 2017 MTN FA Cup played at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium in Tamale.

However, he was sacked by the Porcupine Warriors after they were eliminated by CARA Brazzaville during the 2017/2018 edition of the CAF Confederation Cup.